While Fumero can’t say where her character on Brooklyn Nine-Nine is headed, she has hopes the show will be an influencer on television. “We want to see Latinos do more than be the maid, gangster or drug dealer. I know Latin people; they’re not like that. Hopefully people start writing and producing shows that reflect that. The views of Latinos (are) much more diverse. There’s a lot of us.
"It sends a message," she says, "without actually sending a message."